Supporters celebrate as #Stansted15 avoid jail time
Activists arrested after chaining themselves to a deportation flight are likely to receive suspended sentences and community service
- Activists were arrested under anti-terrorism legislation after disrupting a deportation flight in March 2017
- The defendants attracted the support of civil liberties campaigners and critics of UK Government immigration policy
- The Stansted 15 have called for their convictions to be quashed in a public statement
Jailed for demonstrating for indy: ´The Two Jordis' still awaiting trial 1 year on
Amnesty calls for “immediate release” of Catalan independence activists Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sànchez
TODAY (16 October) marks one year since the arrest of the Catalan independence activists Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart – better known to the pro-independence grassroots as ‘the Two Jordis’ – who remain in prison and have yet to face trial.
Amnesty International: UK Government must “change tack” after apologising to just 18 members of the Windrush generation
The human rights organisation has questioned whether the Home Office has “a realistic grasp on all the people it has wrongly detained and removed”
A FORMAL APOLOGY from the UK Government to a mere 18 members of the Windrush generation who are believed to have been wrongfully removed or detained has been met with concern from Amnesty International, which has described the government’s approach as narrowly focused and “worrying”.
As famine threatens Yemen following Saudi offensive on Hodeidah, campaigners demand UK ends its complicity
Ahead of new Amnesty report on humanitarian crisis in Yemen, former cabinet secretary says that the UK Government is “on the side of the perpetrator”
AS the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen continues its assault on the rebel-held port city of Hodeidah, the UK Government faces fresh pressure to end its complicity in the conflict and cease UK arms to Saudi Arabia.
Westminster should mirror Scotland’s human rights approach post-Brexit, rights bodies warn
Human rights champions welcome retention of EU rights charter in Scottish Government’s Brexit legislation
THE INCLUSION of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in the Scottish Government’s EU Continuity Bill, expected to pass in the Scottish Parliament today, has been celebrated by key human rights organisations.
Its impact, however, has been described as “limited” unless the UK Government reverses its intention to scrap the human rights charter upon leaving the EU.
First minister and MSPs speak out on online abuse as report exposes 'Toxic Twitter'
New Amnesty International research says Twitter is a “toxic place for women”
NEW RESEARCH by Amnesty International reveals the endemic nature of abuse and threats of violence directed at women on Twitter, particularly those who are politicians, journalists or other public figures, or who speak out on issues like sexism.
Use of torture by British authorities in Northern Ireland "cannot be denied", says Amnesty International
The European Court of Human Rights has refused to revise its 1978 conclusion that the UK subjected 14 ‘hooded men’ to torture
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL has condemned a new ruling from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) concluding that British authorities did not engage in torture during the troubles in Northern Ireland.
Amnesty International condemns Spain over Catalan repression
During Catalan referendum, rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly were “disproportionately restricted”, says Amnesty report
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, the human rights non-governmental organisation, has noted a number of serious human rights violations in Spain and Catalonia as a result of the actions of the Spanish Government and Spanish authorities during 2017’s Catalan independence referendum.
UK condemned for delay on ratifying convention on tackling violence against women
Women’s rights advocates call for more urgent adherence to Istanbul Convention
ORGANISATIONS dedicated to the social, political and legal rights of women have welcomed the SNP’s call on the UK Government to fully ratify the Istanbul Convention on taking action to tackle violence against women.
Engender, one of the feminist bodies in Scotland described the delay by the UK to ratify it "shameful", and called on the Scottish Government to extend its own commitments to tackling violence against women.